Many of the most valuable Twitter accounts have <10k followers.

They provide value and expect nothing in return.

20 criminally underfollowed accounts to add to your list:
Gem: @chrisxmunn

Writes about: business, productivity & self-improvement

My favorite piece:
Gem: @DanesaGlez

Writes about: copywriting, marketing, & creativity

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Gem: @barrettjoneill

Writes about: tactics & strategies to build companies

My favorite piece:
Gem: @wdmorrisjr

Writes about: operations, life, & management

My favorite piece:
Gem: @delivreal

Writes about: design & learning

My favorite piece:
Gem: @VictoriaMMorton

Writes about: digital culture, art, & economics

My favorite piece:
Gem: @timothyjmckay

Writes about: learnings as a D1 athlete

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Gem: @austinschless

Writes about: health & fitness

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Gem: @dklineii

Writes about: building great teams & effective management

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Gem: @joe_portsmouth

Writes about: marketing & life

My favorite piece:
Gem: @MishadaVinci

Writes about: web3 & mental health

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Gem: @abhishekshah173

Writes about: startups & productivity

My favorite piece:
Gem: @JGrant55

Writes about: entrepreneurship & the future of sports

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Gem: @shaanh

Writes about: building a YC-backed company

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Gem: @hwbhatti

Writes about: angel investing, DeFi, & building

My favorite piece:
Gem: @coreynceo

Writes about: bootstrapping a $1mm brand at 20 years old

My favorite piece:
Gem: @iamedgarbrown

Writes about: growth — marketing & personal

My favorite piece:
Gem: @joycekettering

Writes about: mental health & being an early startup employee

My favorite piece:
Gem: @DoerflerJared

Writes about: the business of golf

My favorite piece:
Gem: @juvoni

Writes about: building systems & creative intelligence

My favorite piece:
I met many of these awesome people in @SahilBloom’s Audience Building.

It’s great. If you’re interested, definitely check it out.
A few more who are just above the 10k threshold and well worth your time:

@amlewis4 (space)
@dhtoomey (biz humor)
@bbourque (marketing)
@SullyBusiness (sweaty startups)
@alicellemee (writing)
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A soda fountain entrepreneur bought 5,800 acres in the North Carolina Sandhills for $5,800 in 1895.

In 2022, that land is worth $200,000,000.

The story of Pinehurst 🧵
1/ James Walker Tufts was born in 1835 in Charleston, MA.

He dropped out of school at 15, opened his first Apothecary store, and then began manufacturing soda fountain equipment.

He made a fortune, but always had a crazy dream…

Own a golf course.
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He’d stop in North Carolina on the way, specifically at a spot called Pinehurst.
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Sweep the Shed

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Why?

Because small things become big things.
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Rugby proved to New Zealanders they could be independent.
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The Jordan brand does $4.7B in revenue per year.

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The most influential man in golf history: Charlie Sifford.

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